Former GP, Paschal Carmody to pay €500 a month to Medicines Board

Wednesday 23 October 2013 20.00
Paschal Carmody was found guilty in 2005 of breaching Irish Medicines Board legislation
Paschal Carmody was found guilty in 2005 of breaching Irish Medicines Board legislation

Former GP Paschal Carmody is to pay €500 per month to the Irish Medicines Board in connection with a court order arising from a trial in Tralee in 2005.

The former doctor was unable to pay the order for €10,000 "in one installation", the district court was told.

The payment of €10,000 was ordered in 2005 and Mr Carmody's solicitor asked the medicines board to accept payment of €1,000 within seven days, and afterwards €500 per month, State Solicitor Ed O'Sullivan told Judge James O'Connor.

The former County Clare GP, with an address at Ballycuggeran, Killaloe, Co. Clare, was found guilty in 2005 of breaching Irish Medicines Board legislation.

He was ordered to pay expenses and costs incurred by the board in its investigation.

Sentencing in relation to two alleged offences of the wholesaling of St John's Wort without a licence from the Irish Medicines Board at Bawnboy, Tralee, in January and November, 2004, was adjourned also.

There have been several adjournments of the matters since.

Yesterday, after the matter was adjourned for over an hour, Mr O'Sullivan said there had been "discussion" between the parties about the payment of €10,000.

"Mr David Ramsay, solicitor for Mr Carmody, says it is not possible to have the money paid by the defendant in one installation", Mr O'Sullivan said.

Both the Irish Medicines Board and Mr Carmody were in court.

Judge James O'Connor agreed to make an order that the sum of €500 be paid on the last banking day of each month.

Judge O'Connor adjourned the matter to 11 December for mention and the Irish Medicines Board is to have liberty to re-enter the matter.

Mr O'Sullivan said the second matter from the 2005 trial in relation to the adjourned sentence could also be adjourned to 11 December.